Karen Keely

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In February 2018, the European Medicines Agency recommended that sodium valproate not be used during pregnancy. Photograph: Getty Images

Mothers of children diagnosed with foetal valproate syndrome (FVS) are demanding a public inquiry into why they were not warned of the risks of taking(...)

Karen Keely with her partner Kevin and her three adult sons Lee, Lorcan and Harry, who have birth defects after she was prescribed Epilim throughout her pregnancies. Photograph: Alan Betson

An Irish woman has given evidence at a hearing in London about the harmful effects of an epilepsy drug on her children. Karen Keely, from the Foetal (...)

Karen Keely with her partner Kevin and her three adult sons Lee, Lorcan and Harry, who have birth defects after she was prescribed Epilim throughout her pregnancies. Photograph: Alan Betson

It was not until Karen Keely’s third son, Lorcan (now 18), was born, that she realised a pattern. “As soon as I looked at him I could see something (...)